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Before King Sombra enslaved the ponies of the Crystal Empire; before Nightmare Moon attempted to block out the sun forever; there were only Luna and Sombra. In a time when Equestria’s peace after Discord’s defeat is shaken, and when alicorns once again come under attack, two unlikely ponies come together beneath the pale moonlight. In the darkness their love blossoms, but so does an ethereal evil that bides its time, waiting to strike before the dawn.

Shadow of the Moon
In Your Dreams: Luna's Farewell

Cover art done by the amazing Nalesia on Deviantart. Please check out the artist's gallery. I couldn't be happier with this piece.

Chapters (27)
Comments ( 118 )

I like the subject matter, and so far, I like what I see. I just started writing fanfics myself, so good luck, fellow noob!

Comment posted by Fluttermac36 deleted Aug 12th, 2013

And now, the heat turns up...

Indeed, and it's only just the beginning :pinkiehappy:

Let Luna be happy Celestia!!!!! :raritydespair:

Let Luna be happy Celestia!!!!!

I know, right? So many stories have Celestia just trying to squish Luna's happiness. I will note that Celestia has her reasons for acting the way she does in this story...which you will see in later chapters :raritywink:

Have you ever considered submitting this story to Equestria Daily? You can find out how to do so here.

I actually had a friend who read the entire story suggest that I submit it to Equestria Daily. I take that as a big compliment, thank you! :twilightsmile: I may try to do that. I've been posting the story here to get people's opinions on it. I wanted to be able to spruce it up if I had weaknesses in the story, but I may consider it. Thank you for the link!

Ooh, I think I know where this is going.

This story is amazing. Its just a shame that the view count is lower than it should be for a story of this quality. Keep up the good work :twilightsmile:


Thank you very much! I wish I could get more people to view it, but I'm happy to at least have a few followers and people who find the story interesting. It's a bit disappointing when people 'dislike' the story but don't tell you why. Is it the subject matter? Is it the writing? I want to grow as a writer, but I can't do that if I don't know what's wrong, hah. Ah well, with as many stories as there are on this site, I shouldn't be too surprised. Thank you for taking the time to read it!


In my opinion, to dislike a story plainly because of the subject is stupid. If you don't like the subject, don't read it. Simple, it's a shame some idiots can't understand that.


Oh, that's fine! You're welcome. I like it when authors update frequently; it makes it easier to remember what happens from chapter to chapter. I still hope to continue posting 2-3 times a week. I hope you're enjoying it.

Love it!!!:pinkiehappy:
Date for next chapter?
I. Cannot. Stop. Reading.
:trollestia: I think trollesita would be hooked:D


I'm glad you are enjoying it! I should be posting the new chapter on Sunday.


YESH!! One day wait:D
I can't wait to read what happens next!!!

More??:twilightsmile: I'm really hooked!!! Can't wait for next chapter!!!!l:raritystarry:

Now the stories getting really good. Keep up the good work. :pinkiehappy:

1 down (Sombra), 1 to go (Luna).

If certain actions on the site were allowed e.g. making alt accounts. I would sit here and make a decent amount of them, unfortunately though, I can't do this as its breaking site rules. However, to get this story the views it up most deserves in fact I'm going to advertise this story in a blog post right now. If I can help in any other ways to get you more views, let me know. This story is deserving of my help. :pinkiehappy:


That's so sweet of you! I'm very glad that you like it that much. :pinkiehappy:

?????????(Even though it was for Luna.........now that's talent!!)???????????? This is a really good story though and it explains a lot. Can't wait for the next one :) *VICTORY SCREAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMM*


Your comment gave me the biggest smile tonight. Thank you! To be honest, I was very much :raritydespair: while I was writing that chapter. Actually, I wanted to shake him out of it during the Transformation chapter too.


Yeah, he's having a rough time right now.

Uh oh.

The heat has been turned up.

I have......great sadness.

I've been busy with schoolwork recently, but I still love the story! :heart: onto the next chapter, at lunch:D

... I thought Solar Flare was fake.... :facehoof:
Oh and :yay: finally catching up!

First off, I love this chapter.:heart:
Second, the only thing I have to say is Wow. Just, wow...:yay::yay:
:raritystarry: morrrrrrrr

Btw, have a release on the next chapter?:rainbowkiss:
(Posting date)



I've actually looked on some boards where people have discussed what Celestia's "evil" name would be. Luna was changed to Nightmare Moon, so I wanted to think of a good name for Celestia. Solar Flare seemed too...well..."bright" so Solar Nightflare worked a bit better since the Nightmist/Nightmare Forces seem to bring out the darkness in the ponies, so to speak. Also, a combination of Solar and Flare seemed to work the best for her (in my opinion). Or were you referring to the attack "solar flare"? In that case...yeah, don't know lol. I went with what sounded right.

The next chapter should be released tomorrow 10/1, and the Epilogue will come out hopefully on the weekend.

Such a good story! I'm sad that it's going to end.:fluttercry:
Maybe you can make a mini series, where it's in sombra's point of view.
When I first saw the cover for it, I thought that Nightmare Moon & King Sombra's would be together...
THAT WOULD BE EPICALLY AWESOME!!!!!!:rainbowdetermined2:


Thank you very much :twilightsmile: I'm very glad that you stuck with it to the end. I'm hoping to write "Birth of the Moon" soon, but with NaNo coming up, I may not be able to get to the other ones for some time.


If certain actions on the site were allowed e.g. making alt accounts. I would sit here and make a decent amount of them,

But then those upvotes would be completely hollow and meaningless.


Kind of realise that now. I said that back then. But now, I just think EQD is the best way forward for this story. Either that or a sequel.

I have quite enjoyed this story, thank you for the good work.


Thank you very much :twilightsheepish:

I'm just give you a :pinkiehappy:, just for enjoying the story so far.

Have compliment thrown your way! The story is well written, pacing is great and I can actually grasp the character behaviour. I'm still going to read further, just try and stop me! (Not really stop me, just a reminder that I need sleep) :twilightsheepish:

I for one enjoy your story. It's clear and straightforward. Not too much subtle and neither too shallow. The characters speak their mind more clearly, that's a good trait for a story. You alternate between Sombra and Luna quite well. :yay:

I must say you did very well with that part. The part when Sombra came back for a few seconds. It was really timed out correctly. :heart: Ilove your writing! AND, I (personally) love love Luna and Sombra. TIME FOR THE NEXT CHAPTERS(VICTORY SCREEEEEAAAAAAAMMMMMM)

THIS IS THE BEST STORY EEVVVVEERRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WRITE MOREEE(please). It is well timed out making everything go , at a certain pace. If you make another story it should be "tbd" or "Shadow of the moon". Thank you so much for writing this, you took you're time obviously to make this and it came out really good. YOU DESERVE A MEDAL! *standing ovation* . Another thing, chapter 24.....it bought tears of joy and sadness to my eyes ouo. So beautiful, yet sad. I mean Luna remembering old Sombra .......perfect :pinkiehappy: :heart: :DDDDDDDDDD

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